Month: November 2011

Only The Best

“The princes and their armies were beautiful, chivalrous, and of good age, family and birth, looking as if Indra had descended to earth and was marching towards Janakpur.” (Janaki Mangala, 9) rūpa sīla baya bansa birūda bala dala bhaye |… Read More ›

Perseverance

“Perseverance is the root of good fortune. Perseverance leads to supreme happiness. Therefore I will search again, in those areas where I have not searched already.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 12.10) anirvedaḥ śriyo mūlam anirvedaḥ param sukham | bhūyas… Read More ›

The Trap of Deeds

“A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad actions even in this life. Therefore strive for yoga, O Arjuna, which is the art of all work.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.50) One of the heavier truths… Read More ›

Hitting The Road

“Thereafter, in country after country the message of the king was sent, upon hearing which everyone became happy. Together with their caravans stocked with provisions, every community then came to King Janaka’s city.” (Janaki Mangala, Chand 1.2) puni desa desa… Read More ›

Running Free

“The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill his desire for complete freedom. He wants to get out of the covered walls of the greater universe…. Read More ›

Beyond Complacency

“Thus I have with a pure mind searched the entire inside of Ravana’s apartment. Yet I still do not see Sita.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 11.44) tad idam mārgitam tāvat śuddhena manasā mayā || rāvaṇa antaḥ puram sarvam dṛśyate… Read More ›

Thanksgiving 2011

“Yogis cannot reach Krishna, but for pure devotees like mother Yashoda, Krishna is already caught.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 10.9.9 Purport) With the hustle and bustle that comes with the feverish pursuit to procure enough wealth and provisions to support… Read More ›